April 11, 2019, 2:06 amJeff TeagueG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague finished 2018-19 with just top-100/120 per-game value despite setting a new career-high with 8.2 assists per game.
The playmaking was there, but this was Teague's worst season since becoming a full-time starter in terms of minutes (30.1), points (12.1), steals (1.0), 3-pointers (0.8) and field goal percentage (.423). He also set a new career-low with just 42 games played, missing the final 15 games for a left foot/ankle issue that eventually required surgery as well as two for left knee soreness, eight for an earlier bout of left foot soreness and nine for left ankle inflammation. The huge absences led to top-200 total value, and it was a sharp fall from grace for a normally-reliable middle-round player. Teague is now on the wrong side of 30 and we'd be wary of those left foot issues going forward, but we wouldn't expect Teague to struggle to this degree again.